Jacksonville, Fla., February 12, 2019 –The Nemours Children’s Health System Board of Directors today announced the election of Robert G. Riney as its chair, effective immediately. Riney has served on the Nemours Foundation Board since 2006. He succeeds Brian Anderson who has been a Nemours board member for 13 years, serving as chair for the last three years.
“Bob Riney possesses a remarkable combination of vast healthcare expertise and accomplishment in addition to superb leadership abilities,” said Larry Moss, MD, president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System. “In the short time we have worked together, I have come to respect him immensely, and I look forward with great enthusiasm as Bob and his board colleagues collaborate with Nemours senior leaders and me to create the future of this very special organization.”
Bob Riney has served as chief operating officer of Henry Ford Health System since 2003. He was appointed president of healthcare operations and chief operating officer in 2017. He oversees all hospital and service operations for the six-hospital health system consisting of more than 60 clinical locations, 30,000 employees and annual revenues of $6 billion. In addition, Bob is responsible for Corporate Information Technology, Corporate Facilities & Security, International Strategies, and the System Chief Nursing Office.
He is a graduate of Wayne State University and joined Henry Ford Health System in 1978. He has served in almost every business unit in the System throughout his career. His tenure and experience have given him a deep understanding of health system operations and organizational culture and their impact on operating performance. Active in his community and healthcare nationally, he is vice chair of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), board member and past-chair of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), and a board member of the Detroit Zoological Society, M1 Rail Transit Authority, The Parade Company, and the Hudson-Webber Foundation.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Brian Anderson for his extraordinary leadership and dedication to Nemours,” said Riney. “Brian’s passion for carrying forward the legacy and compassion of our benefactor, Alfred I. duPont, has been an inspiration. Under his leadership, Nemours has continued to grow to meet the needs of even more children and families and to deploy its significant technology resources to deliver care to children not only in Nemours locations, but the places where they live, learn and play.”
“Serving with my colleagues on the Nemours Board has been a privilege and distinct honor,” said Brian Anderson. “While I end my term on the Board with mixed emotions, I am confident that under Bob Riney’s leadership, the Board will provide wise counsel to Dr. Moss and his leadership team as Nemours continues to fulfill the high expectations of our benefactor, Alfred I. duPont.”
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health. Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.